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#ICANN Board approves $4m agreement with IBM for the Trademark Clearinghouse:

Approval to Enter Agreement with IBM for Trademark Clearinghouse Whereas, ICANN and IBM have negotiated in good faith the terms for a proposed statement of work for operation of the Sunrise and Trademark Claims services offered by the Trademark Clearinghouse. Whereas, the New gTLD Program Committee has reviewed the terms of the proposed Statement of Work for ICANN . Whereas, approval is required to commit ICANN funds in the amount of USD 4 million. Whereas, execution of the agreement enables continuation of the technical build out to support these services for the New gTLD Program. Resolved (2013.03.26.NG01), the New gTLD Program Committee authorizes the President and CEO to enter into the proposed agreement with IBM. Rationale for Resolution 2013.03.26.NG01 The Trademark Clearinghouse is an essential part of the rights protection mechanisms within the New gTLD Program. Su...

Full article: http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolution...

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